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be easily. >> this week on "inside washington," president obama makes his case for a second act. >> yes, our path is harder, but it leads to a better place. yes, our road is long work, but we travel it to other. we don't turn back, we leave no one behind. >> for barack, as is not about how much money you make. it is about the difference you make in people's lives. >> this man has courage in his soul, compassion in his heart, and a spine of steel. >> on day one, they came after women's health and they have not let up since. >> and the big dog is back. >> we simply cannot afford to give up the reins of government to someone who will double down on trickle-down. captioned by the national captioning institute >> i don't want to bore you with numbers, but i will stop there. as of friday morning, the real clear politics averages were president obama, 46.7%, mitt romney, 46.7%. they are statistically tied in many of the battle ground states as well. 2/3 of the american people think the country is headed in the wrong direction. we learned that the jobless rate is down from 8.3 but
. >> with a counter attack. >> president obama said he believes in redistribution. >> also the fallout from the anti-american violence in the middle east. >> was their intelligence prior to this attack? if not, why not? >> advice from mike russell. >> i said relax. just be one of yourselves. >> mitt romney has become the 2012 elections man of constant sorrow. ever since "mother jones" published a video in which he appears to write off half the country last may well talking to donors in florida. scott brown and republican george allen. >> you said nearly half the country see themselves as victims? >> no. i love very positively peacoat you disagree with governor romney? >> i have my own point of view. >> my guess would be george allen wished he did not have to answer questions like that. >> i think he did not answer questions like that. the reason that statement was so bad is because it was mitt romney is point of view. pcs nearly half the country as moochers who want a handout from government. he does not understand why they don't just borrow from their parents or take money from their trust funds. h
are kicking off their convention today with the first speech by michelle obama, with the aim of breaking a deadlock with republicans. >> republicans are sharpening their attacks on president obama after he gave himself an incomplete grade for his management of the u.s. economy in his final rally before accepting the nomination. >> michelle obama is far more popular in the polls than her husband. the first lady is the democrats trump card in the president paused reelection campaign. she is working on the last touches to her speech before the democratic national convention kicks off. voters have cooled to the president and supporters hope she can that obama some much needed sympathy. >> he has been trying to do what he can do. the republicans have been trying to block success, they're blocking everybody's success. >> the important thing is that charlotte shows off its best face and put its best foot forward. >> do it,, do it, let's do it again. >> the obama camp knows it is a struggle to repeat his 2008 triumph. now the president has to inspire his followers and win over the voters. >> our
did a good job in selling the new theme. the new theme is not barack obama, european socialists. the new theme is disappointment. we were all happy four years ago with his message of hope and change, but there is no hope. there was no change. now we have to move on. whether they believe it or not in the hearts, it is a pretty good team. >> mitch mcconnell almost right out of the box after the election saying our guy is going to defeat this guy. i think they did well. it is a new introduction. this is the moment people will finally start to tune in. labor day weekend. it is the conventions. this is the real deal for the next two months, and i think they did not do anything wacko. all the fringe stuff is completely suppressed. >> except for clint eastwood. >> they had a problem occasionally with factual things, but other than that, they did well. >> i think romney succeeded in convincing the convention that he was one of them. he did present to the american people a state that has some lives, but also came to this convention with from the beginning, the romney story of we wanted t
summit that starts on saturday. >>> u.s. president barack obama has made a bid for re-election at the democratic party's national convention in charlotte, north carolina. he told the delegates the vote in november is a choice of a generation, and he called on supporters to join him again. >> our problems can be solved. our challenges can be met. the path we offer may be harder, but it leads to a better place, and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> barack obama wrapped up the democratic national convention by asking voters to consider what the election is all about. >> on every issue, the choice you face won't just be between two candidates or two parties. it will be a choice between two different paths for america. >> obama delivered his message to delegates and to millions of americans watching on television. he responded to voters' concerns about the economy, promising 1 million new jobs in manufacturing over the next four years. >> yes, our road is longer, but we travel it together. we don't turn back. we leave no one behind. >>> president obama's message prov
it it was disgraceful the obama 's administration what -- not was to condemn attacks but sympathize with those who made the attacks. they quoted the obama administration saying the statement was not cleared by washington and does not reflect the views of the united states government. jack tapper recorded the same statement on abc news. they said romney's political faux pas was to hurt the pundit class without thinking seriously about the problems for american in the world. do you believe that? >> no. this is all more rum -- war room bluster. you have to attack. something happens and you attack right away. it's mindless. i do not think it will stick. >> earlier in the week, you said you would have told him to go and help. any second thoughts? >> no second thoughts. i believe the time when you gave completely vindicates what romney did. you said the statement was issued in the afternoon. they were silent about it. now with the drop, nothing, until romney said it was a disgrace, which it was. then all of a sudden the state department said it was not authorized. that was the only statement coming out of th
, much of the international community is focused on the conflict in syria. u.s. president barack obama in his address called for world leaders to end the regime of bashar al assad. >> the emir of qater, which is reportedly spending symbols -- emir of qatar, reportedly funding rebels, went so far as to say the regime should be taken down. russia and china indicated they have no intention of abandoning assad. >> the conflict in syria overshadowed every other topic at the opening of the general assembly in new york. the u.n. security council remains divided over sanctions against damascus, which have been blocked by syrian allies. u.n. secretary-general ban ki- moon renewed his call for sanctions against syria. >> this is a serious and growing international -- that to international security. >> he said the council could no longer turn a blind eye to syria where he said the conflict has claimed 27,000 lives. u.s. president barack obama also condemned the violence. >> in syria, the future must not belong to a dictator who massacres his people. if there is a cause that cries out for protest
in the presidential race had surpassed $600 million: $318.5 million for team romney, $287.2 million for team obama. and get this: more than half of all that money for ads has been sent in just three swing states, florida, ohio and virginia. what's more, huge sums, not only for ads but for get-out-the-vote efforts like mailings and robocalls are going into house and senate races in the fight to control congress. altogether, three billion dollars in campaign cash have been raised so far, and a projected $6 billion by the election, less than seven weeks away. it's not just that we're being hit by swarms of ads thicker than locusts. what's truly frightening is that we don't know who's really paying for them. president barack obama: i'm pledging to cut the deficit -- >>> romney's worth $200 million. >>> the president's doing a mediocre job. >>> governor romney cares about big business. >>> real job growth cut the debt. >>> i had no healthcare. >>> -- to the highest corporate bidders -- >>> if you're a super pac, empowered by the supreme court's citizens united decision to take unlimited donations, you'
-- >> castigating the agreement president obama and the republicans had made to extend the bush tax cuts for the ultra-rich, lower their estate taxes, and jeopardize the future of the social security trust fund by diverting revenue away from it to other purposes. >> we have got to stand tall and draw a line in the sand and simply say, "enough is enough." >> around 7:00 that evening, bernie sanders finished, and what happened next was phenomenal. the senate server, overwhelmed, went down -- crashed. the switchboards were jammed. and like sparks from 100,000 watch fires lighting up the distant hills and hollows, his words flew across the country. that speech is now this book entitled, "the speech." i spoke with senator sanders earlier in the week. good to have you. >> great to be with you, bill. >> i watched the democratic convention, as perhaps you did. and i heard all the speeches about opportunity and solidarity. and i saw that vast array of faces, of every color, every age, every gender. and i thought, "there are still two democratic parties in this country, the party out across the co
the boat was carrying migrants from iraq and syria. u.s. president barack obama will tell his party and all of america to night why he should stay in the white house another four years. >> the president will take the stage, of course, at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina. >> he will be following some of the biggest names his party has ever known, including a man named bill. >> democrats knew they were in for a treat as bill clinton took to the stage. he is a popular figure. many americans look back fondly to clinton's presidency in the 1990's as a time of low unemployment and a balanced budget. he said his democrat successor barack obama was on the right path. >> he inherited a deeply damaged economy. he put a floor under the crash. he began the long, hard road to recovery and laid the foundation for a modern, more well-balanced economy that will produce millions of good new jobs, vibrant new businesses, and lots of new wealth for innovators. >> in his 50-minute speech, clinton threw his full weight behind obama's campaign for a second term in office. >> you mu
obama windup addressing the democratic national convention in a rain down stadium on thursday? >> those are the fears of organizers who say the president's speech aiming to uplift the voters in the economic uncertainty could be drowned out by power of thunderstorms in the forecast. >> come rain or shine in charlotte, n.c., delegates are getting ready to pull out all stops like they do every four years when it is time to render their approval. >> she is campaigning for the reelection of president barack obama. she is the field director for the local democratic headquarters in columbia mayor washington. she will be a delicate at the party convention in charlotte, n.c. >> it's such an honor to be chosen, to be able to go to the convention as a delegate, especially being so young. i decided to talk with different people there, all the people who have much more experience than myself and learning from them. >> it gives democrats from across the nation the chance to network and there are high expectations of obama as speech when he accepts the nomination on thursday. >> is definitely importan
. there's no love for romney among these people, but they are united in their loathing of barack obama. and that's where ralph reed comes in. >> four years ago, we heard a lot of talk about hope and change. people were fainting at campaign rallies. there were che guevera posters hanging in dorm rooms. there was one candidate who stood in front of greek columns and vowed to heal the planet and cause the oceans to recede. but you see our hope is in something this world doesn't fully understand. we hope for a kingdom yet to come. the hope of a new heaven and a new earth, in which dwelleth righteousness. a place where every tear will be wiped away. and every broken heart will be healed. and all the pain and brokenness and poverty and injustice of this world will be gone. >> but first there's the devil to chase. >> i believe that barack obama is a direct threat to the survival of the country i grew up in. >> dear friends, our religious liberty is at stake in this election, because obama is at war with all religion in any public place, any public square any public school. >> for the first ti
of disappointing jobs numbers. president barack obama promised to lead the nation "to a better place" and warned the road ahead would be difficult. it was revealed the u.s. economy added only 96,000 jobs, well below the 125,000 economists had been expecting. the unemployment rate dropped but the weak data played in to the hands of the opposition. >> republican presidential hopeful met romney said the jobs report proves obama's policies have not worked and no president since the great depression has been reelected with unemployment over 7.2%. >> more on the u.s. presidential election in a moment, but first on to the markets and weaker than expected unemployment data which was in focus. many are betting it will prompt further stimulus by the u.s. federal reserve. as a result, european stocks climbing higher ending their biggest weekly rally in three months. conrad sent us this summary from the frankfurt stock exchange. >> bad news from the american labor market's leading to buying stocks on the market. the situation in the labor market is very much linked to the speculation. the news in august, mu
.s. president barack obama reacted sharply. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> reporter: during a phone kwacall with the president of libya, obama asked libyan authorities to secure the safety of u.s. embassy staff. they confirmed they will cooperate to identify the assailants and bring them to justice. at the same time the obama administration is apparently trying to show consideration for protesters in the arab world. the president criticized the american made film that angered many muslims. the chairman of the u.s. joint chiefs of staffs made a phone call to a christian pastor who expressed his support for the production and asked the pastor to reverse his position. he sparked controversy in recent yearsed by bu by burning the ko. the obama administration is facing the task of condemning the killing of its ambassador while trying to calm sentiments in the middle east. >>> a new u.n. report says the taliban raked in hundreds of millions of d
>>> obama's resolve. >> make no mistake, justice will be done. >> the u.s. president condemns an attack on an american consulate in libya. barack obama has criticized what he called an outrageous and shocking attack. gunmen stormed the consulate in libya on tuesday. they killed ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. the gunmen fired into the consulate in the city of benghazi. they threw handmade bombs into the compound, sparking fires. demonstrators in inn libya and elsewhere in the middle east have staged protests against a film made in the u.s. protesters say it blasphemes the prophet muhammad. >> the united states condemns in the strongest determines this attack. we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> obama said the attack will not break the bonds between the countries. the president of libya's national assembly apologized at a news conference in tripoli. mohammad garias acknowledged that film insulted the prophet muhammad. still, he said retaliatory attack cannot be tolerated. the film at the heart o
. the names of some 3000 killed were read out loud. >> in washington, president barack obama and first lady michelle obama paid tribute to the victims, first at the white house and later played a wreath at the pentagon. president obama and republican presidential nominee, mitt romney, each released statements speaking of america's united stance against terrorism. i think it is fair to say we all remember where we were on that day. >> exactly. it is something i will not forget. we will be back in one minute with tamara's decision on the eurozone bailout fund. >> and the upcoming dutch general election. don't go away. >> shaken, not stirred. >> are you sure? dirty water is the only drink millions of children have. and 3000 of them die every day. please come and get involved. make your donation to unicef. >> welcome back. europe and countries around the world are waiting for the german court decision on the esm. some say without the fund, europe could fall deeper into the eurozone crisis. but how about concerns regarding national sovereignty? many say risks to the system is so grave that some
place on september 26th. >>> president obama says the u.s. is now safer and stronger. he honored the victims of september 11th during a speech on the 11th anniversary of the attacks. obama took part in a memorial service at the pentagon. hi jackers flew a plane into the u.s. military headquarters in 2001 and left 184 people dead. the president delivered his speech after observing a moment of silence. >> the true legacy of 9/11 will not be one of fear or hate or division, it will be a safer world, a stronger nation, and a people more united than ever before. >> obama emphasized the success of his antiterrorism measures. his administration is credited with killing osama bin laden and other senior al qaeda leaders. >>> chinese leaders are ready to prime the pump of their powerhouse economy. yucatan seem ajoins us from the business desk. tell us what's happening in china. >> we have been seeing lackluster data coming out of the country and policy makers there are ready to pump more money into the economy. they say the government will step up efforts to stabilize the slowing economy b
force base just outside washington. president barack obama, secretary of state hillary clinton, and defense secretary leon panetta were on hand to honor the men. in his comments, president obama praised the men's commitment and dedication and said that the sacrifice would never be forgotten. >> we turn right now to our top story, and that is the fact that there is this violence in sudan. we are joined now by a journalist in sudan, who joins me on the line from khartoum -- actually, i'm just hearing from our producer that we do not have that interview. we will move onto another story. anti-western violence has also exploded in tunisia. the country's official news agency said two protesters were killed and dozens wounded when islamist demonstrators stormed the u.s. embassy in the capital tunis. witnesses say a group of protesters managed to briefly into the embassy compound before police and soldiers could secure the area. hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators continued to clash with security forces. there are also reports that the american school in the city has been set on f
credentials ahead of the incumbent barack obama. >> the republican is seeking to build momentum by taking his campaign to the city where rescue crews are cleaning up after hurricane i sec released a torrential downpour. >> before hand, romney officially accepted the party nomination in florida. here is more about his focus on job creation. -- after hurricane is it -- isaac. >> it was the climax of a long journey and hard-fought primary campaign. >> i accept your nomination for president of the united states. am i in an emotional speech, romney highlighted his values as a family man, praising his wife and describe how she raised the couple's five sons. >> i had to travel a lot for my job then. i would call and try to offer support. but every mother knows that does not help get the homework done or get the kids out the door to school. i knew without question that her job as a mom was a lot more important than mine. [applause] >> ronnie's words targeted the political center rather than the parti's conservative core -- romney's words targeted the political center rather than the party's conservat
. >> i wish president obama had succeeded, because i want america to succeed. i'm running for president to help create a better future, a future where everyone who wants a job can find a job, where no senior fears for the security of their retirement. >> reporter: romney hopes to use the momentum he gained in the several days. he'll focus his attacks on president obama's record on the economy. he says americans have the choice to put the disappointments of the last four years behind them. reporting for nhk world, tampa, florida. >>> fukushima residents have been compressing concerns over possible genetic effects from radioactive substances. the environmental ministry will conduct tests, and will work with fukushima medical university and research institutions. their first priority will be to test children. >> translator: the health of fukushima residents needs to be monitored for more than 50 years, understanding the influence of radiation on the genetic level will help prepare us for the future. >>> the former chairman of the u.s. nuclear regulatory commission says the disclosure of in
to a fall in u.s. auto sales. in a speech in ohio president obama accused the chinese of threatening u.s. jobs. >> today, my administration's launching a new action against china. this one against illegal subsidies that encourage companies to ship auto parts manufacturing jobs overseas. these are subsidies that directly harm working men and women on the assembly lines in ohio and michigan and across the midwest. >> obama is emphasizing support for the u.s. auto industry ahead of the presidential election in november. wto rules say following the u.s. action consultations must begin between the two countries. if they fail to find a resolution, a wto panel which judge on the case. officials from the chinese government have filed a claim at the wto. they are alleging the u.s. imposing unfair trade tariffs on imports from china. the trade organization says china claims a wide range of products are affected including kitchen appliances, steel, tires and chemical products. it's seen as a retaliatory measure against the u.s. >>> time to take a quick look at our global economic calendar for thi
's right to civilian nuclear research. his speech came a day after president obama told the general assembly that washington would do whatever is necessary to prevent iran from getting nuclear arms. >> ahmadinejad used his final appearance on the united nations stage to criticize israel once again. >> continued threats by the uncivilized zionists to resort to military action are a bitter reality in my great country. >> western nations, which accused iran of developing nuclear weapons, usually walk out during his speeches, but the seats filled up with this man took the stage -- the egyptian president addressed the assembly on the need for international negotiations rather than military intervention in syria. >> we need a solution that preserves the unity of this brotherly state, involves all factions of the syrian people without mitchell, religious, or sectarian division. >> he also said it was outrageous that palestinians are still being denied their right to an independent state. the dig at israel was no doubt appreciated by iran. >> for more, we go now to our correspondent, who is
and not in the distant future. >>> u.s. president barack obama challenged world leaders to stand up against violence against americans. he said his government had nothing to do with a film made in the u.s. that ridicules the prophet mohammad. >> i have made it clear the united states had nothing to do with this video. it is an insult to muslims but america as well, that i have witnessed after nearly four years as president. i remain ever hopeful all right world that we live in. the war in iraq is over. american troops have come home. al qaeda's been weakened. and osama bin laden is no more. >> obama took the podium six weeks before the u.s. presidential election. he spent much of his time defending his record on foreign policy. >>> to coincide with the open egg of the general asell blame, british charity has released a video report on children in syria who are suffering from the escalating violence. many syrian children are haunted by the memory of seeing family members killed in front of their eyes. they have observed children becoming overaggressive. some have injured themselves due to severe psyc
race is officially on. president obama and governor romney accepting their respective party's presidential nominations at their conventions, the parties pulling out all the stops, bringing in clint eastwood and former president bill clinton to stir up support for their candidates. the conventions not only giving both parties a morale boost, but a financial one, as well. for the first time in four months, president obama's campaign raising more money than romney's, bringing in more than $114 million in august, with romney coming in just $3 million less. both candidates continuing to campaign across the country, with romney making his way through his home state of massachusetts and president obama getting a lift from a local florida pizza owner. [ explosion ] [ siren wails ] a wave of attacks in iraq, killing and wounding hundreds, making it one of the bloodiest days this year. iraqis clearing through rubble after car bombs tear through at least 11 mostly shiite cities. in one of the deadliest attacks, gunmen storming a small iraqi army outpost, killing at least 10 soldiers an
in the age of obama." the prolific jamie raskin also joins us. one of the country's leading scholars on constitutional law, he teaches at american university and is a maryland state senator, where in his first legislative session alone he managed to see more than a dozen of his bills pass into law. he's been described as "one of the nation's most talented state legislators." his many writings include a centerpiece article in this special issue of "the nation." welcome to you both. >> thanks so much. >> okay, let's play the numbers. what comes to mind when i call out 79, 76, 75, and 73? >> the age of the four oldest justices on the court. and one of the reasons we did this issue is that as we enter this election season, this election could determine not only the future of the court for generations to come but the shape of our democracy for generations to come. >> you've devoted whole editions of the magazine, in the past, to the supreme court. what makes this one different? >> i think we're at a moment, bill, where we are witnessing the unprecedented concentration of power, wealth, an
barack obama is challenging chinese auto sector subsidies that he says threatens american jobs. during a campaign appearance in the swing state of ohio, he announced the u.s. has filed a complaint with the world trade organization. the auto industry plays a major economic role in ohio. washington alleges china illegally imposes duties of $3 billion on imports of u.s.-made automobiles. >> the summer vacations might be over but the issue that has dogged european politicians, the eurozone crisis, took front and center at angela merkel's press conference today. >> it was a chance for journalists to pound the chancellor with questions. with parliamentary elections due next year, she's very aware of the public sentiment on the debt crisis. >> angela merkel's annual luck -- annual press conference consisted of one major topic -- the eurozone press credit -- the eurozone crisis. they queried her on the eurozone crisis and germany's message. her message was simple -- unity. >> in europe must work together. no single country can achieve as much as the european union as a whole. we are fortunate
opposition leader, aung san suu kyi, is on her way to the u.s.. she is on our way to meet president obama and receive one of the nation's highest civilian honor. she was under house arrest in burma when she was originally awarded the congressional gold medal back in 2008. >> the u.s. space shuttle endeavor is on route to retire at a california museum. its spending night in houston, texas, after taking off from florida. it will finish its journey in los angeles where it will permanently go on display. >> arctic ice has melted to a record low. scientists say summarize at the north pole is the thinnest it has ever been since satellite data collection began. researchers warn the decline will trigger more extreme global weather. many put it down to man-made global warming. >> unfortunate. >> with all of the attention on the eurozone crisis and questions about a future for the european project tummy may be surprised european union is moving ahead with expanding. >> croatia is set to join the european union next july and has been making moves to meet the necessary requirements. this week, the go
and president obama came a little bit too late. after a perception had been given here in pakistan that the u.s. did not intervene to take the objectionable film off of youtube and other social media. what compounded the situation was the government's announcement to observe friday as a day of love to the prophet mohammed, and this way, the government basically walk into a trap that the individual political parties had set for the government. of course, the loss of the 25 people in one day from the north to the south basically underscored that such protests can hardly be controlled, and that the criminal element will also take advantage of such occasion. >> it is very hard for people outside of pakistan to believe that the government was not aware of the risk of violence when it sponsored this day of mass demonstrations. what is the government thinking? >> basically, i think this reflects the inability of the government, and extremely ill- preparedness, poor preparation, to meet with such eventualities. we also know that back in 1989, in one people, seven people died on the streets of islamab
to lower restrictions on finance and investment. the obama administration will need to get approval from congress for the changes. some u.s. lawmakers remain concerned about myanmar's treatment of political prisoners and ethnic minorities. washington will keep a watchful eye on the progress of myanmar's reforms as it eases sanctions. now, aung san suu kyi is also in new york on wednesday. she took part in a u.n. symposium on education. she's been working hard to improve myanmar's ties with the outside world. observers say thein sein is stressing his alliance with the opposition leader to convince western nations to eliminate sanctions against myanmar. >>> torrential rain continues to wreak havoc across pakistan. at least 370 people have been killed and almost 1,200 injured during this year's monsoon. the national disaster management authority says southern sindh province is hardest-hit. 188 people have been killed and more than 28,000 displaced in the area. heavy rain has also devastated the eastern province of panjub. 60 people there have died. army troops are working around the clock t
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